The sector is booming and doesn't look like slowing down!
It's what arises from a recent research presented by Zenith International, a leading consultancy firm in the "drinks" sector. The packaged water's market grew by 6% in 2007 and bottled water volumes reached 206 billion litres. Sales on global markets totalled 63 billion Euro: 19% up from year 2000's figures and with an average growth rate of nearly 9% per year.
The segment of bottled water is the most important in the beverage sector. For that reason it has been analysed in any aspect by taking into consideration consumption's trend over the last 6 years in 75 countries in North and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Pacific. Western Europe's market resulted the most mature and consolidated, with a consumption's growth rate equal to 6%. But it's in Asia and North America that a real boom has happened: Asia has registered a bottle water consumption increase of about 21% from 2000 to 2005, while North America followed with 12%.
SMI and the bottled water's segment
During 2008 nearly 70% of SMI packaging machines produced has been absorbed by the bottled water and soft drinks industry. SMI has been able to successfully answer the various requirements of large-sized producers of bottled waters, offering a wide range of machine models. The increasing demand for PET containers has been met by launching the new series of SR rotary stretch-blow moulders, that combine top productivity and energy savings. Worldwide manufacturers of bottled water especially appreciated the new models of stretch-blow moulders for large containers (SR HC series), capable of producing "High Capacity" bottles up to 10 litres. This latter format has become very popular amongst water's producers and consumers and is the ideal solution to successfully chase the consumption's trends of the last 6 years that have been recording annual increases of nearly 20%.
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The European Regulation 679/2016 (GDPR) on the protection of personal data has been fully applicable since May 25th, 2018. This is an important goal, because it lays down rules relating to the processing of personal data for all Countries within the Union. Every company of the SMI Group planned a series of activities, assets or operational modes to comply with the regulation and put into practice the protection of personal data. Here is a list of actions taken to comply with the European Regulation and our policy on personal data processing.
Lawfulness of processing All activities relating to personal data processing shall be lawful (consent, contract obligations, vital interests of the data subject or of third parties, compliance with legal obligations to which the controller is subject, public interest or exercise of official authority, legitimate interest pursued by the controller or by third parties).
Information document The information statement has been improved and updated to the new regulations (art. 13 and 14 GDPR).
Rights of the data subjects (right of access, right to erasure-right to be forgotten, right to restriction of processing, right to object, right to data portability) Technical and organization measures have been adopted to ensure the data subject's exercise of his rights and to meet the data subject requirements.
Controllers, processors Based on the new principle of “accountability”, SMI Group organization was re-defined, in order to proactively ensure integral compliance with the Regulation. Redefinition of the role of data processors and service suppliers whose activity implies personal data processing.
Risk of data processing; accountability measures taken by controllers and processors (Impact assessment, record of processing activities, security of processing, data breach) The “Conformity document”, including records of data processing activity, plans, adopts and demonstrates all technical and organizational measures taken to adequately perform the data processing activities and specifies the necessary procedures to be adopted to notify data breach.
Transfer of personal data to international organizations Smi Group adheres to the general principles and guarantees concerning the transfer of personal data to third Countries.
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According to the European Regulation 679/2016, the data subject is entitled to exercise the rights set forth in the Regulation. The integral version of art. 15; 16; 17; 18; 20; 21; 77 of the European Regulation is attached to this document.
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